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1920-1040: The Golden Age Part 1: Herge

Herge, or Georges Prosper Remi was a Belgian cartoonist that was most famous for creating the classic comics “The Adventures of Tintin”, “Quick and Flupke”, and “The Adventures of Jo, Zette, and Jocko”. Herge was born to a somewhat average… Continue Reading →

1900-1920 Illustration’s Early Masters: James Montgomery Flagg

James Montgomery Flagg was an American Illustrator that was born in New York , 1877. Best known for his political posters, Flagg was a powerhouse of an illustrator that delved portrait painting, poster art, and illustration. Flagg was phenomenal at… Continue Reading →

Beginnings of the Golden Age (1860-1900): Beatrix Potter

During the Golden Age of Illustration this was generally the time where large powerhouse artists like Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and Charles Dana Gibson started to arise. That is not to say that illustration had started at this time, but illustration had started… Continue Reading →

Yearbook Ending Illustration Rationale

I made a illustration for the ending page of our IDEA 22 Yearbook spread. I decided to go with a illustration of a female figure inspired by Jules Cheret, and implementing the motif of multiple objects into one illustration. I… Continue Reading →

Survey 10: Drop the Bomb on ’em by Eminem but in Real Life

Lecture Summary Oh boy oh boy World War 2 and a lot of things happened here! Let’s all address that Hitler; was indeed a big stinking loser. Surprisingly though the things that happened during World War 2 was pretty good… Continue Reading →

Survey 7 SpreadSheet: Artifact for Jewellry

So for this assignment, I was tasked to make a artifact. My teams focus was on fashion and I specifically focused on jewellry. I was originally going to make a poster advertising Edwardian jewellry, however in the end I decided… Continue Reading →

ENGL 100: Revised Argument Essay

Summary/Preface For my English 100 class in Capilano, I was given a assignment to write a argument essay. The contents of the argument essay are about a article written by Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava called “This Is Not a… Continue Reading →

Contemporary and Post Modernism: Lisa Yuskavage

Lisa Yuskavage is a contemporary painter that is still alive in the present day (2018). She was born in Philadelphia in 1962 and studied at the Yale University School of Art, where she received her MFA in 1986. Yuskavage has… Continue Reading →

About Me (ENGL 100)

Yes, I made this image ^^ Welcome! My name is Alex Chen. I’m studying to become a illustrator, and I’ve been interested in art my entire life. I’m mostly interested in technology, science, and drawing however I am always keen… Continue Reading →

Survey 9: Really Racist Bedsheet Ghosts That Are Also Terrorists (Ku Klux Klan)

Lecture Summary Oh boy what a time for Graphic Design. The Bauhaus School was founded in Weimar Germany, with Walter Gropius as it’s director. Gropius envisioned combining all art forms into one school. The students who would study in the… Continue Reading →

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